The National Park in Your Backyard


View of the Golden Gate and Lands End from Point Lobos by Wikimedia Commons

Spread over three counties (Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo), the Golden Gate National Recreation Area contains some of the most famous and beautiful spots in the country. Alcatraz, the Presidio, and Muir Woods are only some of the places you can explore on your staycation.

Places to Visit

Get some ideas for places to visit in Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and find out the history behind it all in New Guardians for the Golden Gate: How America Got a Great National Park.

Enjoy Online

Check out some of the the beautiful scenery that can be found at Muir Woods. And if you decide to visit in person, don't forget to look for Banana Slugs.

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Author Bio:

Erin M. once almost fell off a cliff in the Marin Headlands.

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